As we are wrapping up another successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp we wanted to let everyone in on all the amazing events that took place this past weekend. Attracting a ton of new, ready to rock campers with their all-star counselors, Teddy Andreadis, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Eddie Kramer, Bruce Kulick, Howard Leese, John Moyer, KaneRoberts, Slim Jim Phantom, Robert Sarzo, Rudy Sarzo, Billy Sheehan, Phil Soussan, Alan White and Sandy Gennaro. With Kip Winger acting as the Musical Director, the campers never missed a beat. The opening night reception at Guitar Center was the perfect way to kick off the festivities with our Rock ‘n’ Roll counselors breaking into superstar groups and jamming the night away.This was a spectacular concert that only the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp could produce. On the camp’s second day Black Label Society’s founder Zakk Wylde came in to treat the campers to one on one jam sessions, autographs, and an amazing meet and greet. Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hillsheld an acoustic jam session for the campers featuring the founding member of The Rascals, Felix Cavaliere that evening. This also gave the campers the opportunity to join onstage to play along to the song of their choice.Legendary guitarist Steve Vai came in to teach the campers some of the best lessons they could learn from a man who knows first hand how to make the guitar sing. Ending the night on Saturday,SteveStevens from BillyIdol and MattSorum from Guns N Roses came to jam with campers until the wee hours on the night. Sunday was filled with rehearsals and recording sessions where the campers took all their hard work and laid down their original and cover songs. Monday started off with special guest Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band, coming in for a jam session before heading over to the Whiskey A Go-Go on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood where the bands took the stage. Warren and a few of our counselors played on the stage and the grins on the audience faces were from ear to ear. The house was packed and the music was rocking all night. This camp was yet another amazing experience!
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP REACTIONS
All Star counselor Bruce Kulick of KISS fame wrote on his blog “he camp is so rewarding to me, and I have to admit, it makes me realize how fortunate I am, to be able to naturally play my instrument. My love of music and creating and arranging, and having thechance to share that with my campers, certainly gives me supreme satisfaction…..Campers take so much information home with them after this experience, but more importantly the feeling of accomplishment that a band that has worked hard as a unit doing something creative, is really a valuable life lesson.” Camper Frank Pawllak had this to say about his experience, “I have become a real "Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp addict" and look forward to many more experiences in the future that will build on the life-lasting memories. You and your staff keep raising the bar on the quality of these Camps. I know you all will meet the challenge, however daunting, of continuing to do so.” Camper Scott Schubert remarked “Working with Sandy Gennaro the past 5 days has taught me more about music and playing in a band than I could have ever imagined. Not only that but his infinite (and that's an understatement) patience with thebeginners has been the key to us having fun.” Don’t forget to visit our blog by clicking here to tell us all about your Rock ‘n’ Fantasy Camp experience.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP IN THE NEWS
As the popular Fox television series The Simpsons celebrated their 500th episode recently,they released the Top Ten Most Watched Simpsons episode list which features the wildly popular episode “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation.” The episode features Homer going to a Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp lead by The Rolling Stones and becominga rockstar! Also, MTV.com reviewed The 2012 Grammys and described Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters’ reaction toSir Paul McCartney’s 45-second stretch during the song “The End” where they said Dave Was “ grinning like a new enrollee at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.”AOL.com ran a great article about Steve Vai coming to visit the campers on Saturday. The article not only boasts about how special the camp is and everything it does for the campers, it even features a video of Steve playing along side a very lucky camper and giving his personal tips on how to be a better guitarist. Tonight on CBS at 8/7c on “Undercover Boss” Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp camper, Bernt Bodal, the CEO of American Seafoods goes undercover and tackles the dangerous work of a deckhand on a fishing vessel off the coast of Alaska, among other jobs. Be sure to check it out.
DON’T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR SPOT TO JAM WITH STEVEN TYLER AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION MAY 2-6, 2012. DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE! BOOK NOW!!!